Manatee Lagoon hosts public and private kayaking and paddleboarding tours of the Lake Worth Lagoon Tuesdays through Fridays. If you are looking for a hands-on way to experience South Florida’s ecosystem, now is the perfect time because it’s always easier to find and see manatees when the weather is cooler as they often huddle together in well-known warmer waters.
All tours are led by “Manatee Masters” who will help guide you as well as narrate the local plants and wildlife.
Public tours are for groups of ten people or less and can be booked Tuesday through Saturday (no tours on Sundays) at 2 p.m.
Advance registration is requested, particularly during manatee season (Nov. 15 – March 31).
Registration opens 45 days in advance of each offering.
The program typically lasts 45 to 60 minutes.
Private tours can be booked for groups of ten or more people Tuesday through Saturday (no tours on Sundays) at 10:30 a.m. (January – May and August 21 – December)
Saturday only at 10:30 a.m. (June 1 – August 20)
Advance registration is required.
Registration opens 5 months in advance and closes 14 days ahead of each offering.
The program typically lasts 45 to 60 minutes, but requests to adjust the length of time, up to 60 minutes, can be accommodated.
Visitors to Manatee Lagoon share an experience the whole family can enjoy in the company of endangered and unique Florida manatees as these gentle giants huddle and snuggle in the warm-water outflows of Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center during manatee season. The manatee center was built shortly after FPL modernized this natural gas plant.